-The student will be able to evaluate, and analyze the given information to solve mathematical word problems.
This October 2017, practicum observation at Sharpsville Elementary consisted of a third grade Math Assessment interview and observation. The third grade teacher works on formative and summative assessment in the math class. The teacher uses different ways to assess students in the classroom. In most cases, whether the child is above level or at the level where the child should be she has many options and strategies on how to solve mathematical problems as a whole-group or individually. This reflection will discuss the formative assessment, summative assessment, how students respond to the instruction, and a student interview observation..
In order to improve my instructional practices, I analyzed instructional data from district math diagnostic and proficiency assessments. The most recent assessment assessed student’s abilities to count, add and subtract, and their understanding of place value. My students scored below not only the other first grade students at the school, but also all first grade students in the district. 81.6% of my students could count, read, and write numbers to 120. This was an improvement from their diagnostic assessment. However, only 66.7% could relate counting to addition and subtraction, and only 45% demonstrated understanding of place value in two digit numbers.
Hospital size (number of beds) Class interval Frequency 90–100 12 80–89 14 70–79 20 60–69 24 50–59 28 40–49 29 30–39 21 20–29 15 10–19 17 0–9 12 9. A third-grade teacher is looking to improve her students’ level of engagement during group discussions and instruction. She keeps track of each of the 15 third graders’ number of responses every day for 1 week. This information is available in Ch. 4 Data Set 2. Use IBM® SPSS® software to create a bar chart (one bar for each day).
[The formal and informal assessments in the learning segments provided direct evident throughout the learning segments as I was able to incorporate relevant and meaningful assessments with my students. In the first lesson, students will be assessed through an observation during the anticipatory activity. I will use a Smart Presentation in this lesson and have the students determine which items have the greatest/least quantity. I will collect the data using my clipboard. In learning experience 2, students will, again, be observed. I will use a checklist ensuring students are able to read quantities from left to right as well as being able to recognize the three key vocabulary terms for this unit –
b. Describe the re-engagement lesson you designed to develop each focus student’s mathematical knowledge in relation to the targeted learning objective/goal. Your description should include
The book I chose to do an integrated unit on was The Skin You Live In by Michael Taylor with second grade students aged 7-8 years old. The big, colorful pages are vibrant and easy to absorb. This book delivers an important message about acceptance to young readers.
Lesson Context Respond to the following items: Identify the enduring skill(s)/essential question(s)/unit objective(s)/learning target(s) addressed by this lesson. Enduring Skills: Students will develop understanding and strategies to solve addition and subtraction word problems with 20. Essential questions: How do I represent word problems using manipulatives? How do I know which strategy is
Students had previously covered the topic of developing fluency in multiplication by 2-digit numbers. After that topic students moved on to cover number sense, dividing by 1-digit divisors using mental math to prepare them for the following topic of my learning segment. The topic of my learning segment consists of developing fluency, dividing by 1-digit divisors. I designed my lesson as a three-day unit focusing on long division by modeling division with place-value blocks, dividing 2-digit by 1-digit numbers, and dividing 3-digit by 1-digit numbers. Students were introduced to division prior to my learning segment but the struggled to understand and comprehend division because students were only introduced to the division algorithm and were not provided with a mnemonic to help them recall the steps. Students also weren’t introduced to division with manipulatives or drawings. Therefore, I
This lesson was geared toward many levels of learning ability and a variety of learning styles. Mrs. Soglin modeled the learning objective with the pan balance using the visual aid with the scale and a variety of different objects to be weighed. Then she provided additional information using the chalkboard. She engaged with the class by having an open discussion allowing the students to build on each other’s knowledge of the subject matter. She allowed for students to model for the class. When students were working in groups and pairs the higher level students helped lower level students. She also provided challenging problems at the end of the activity for those students who were ready and
During this semester I was lucky to be placed at Mink Shoals in a fifth grade class. I taught a total of five lessons. For my assessment chart I choose to show the progress that my students made on the math lesson. They took a pre-test and a post test. I knew that math was a good subject for about half of the class, and half of the class struggled. I knew this was going to be difficult to teach. Before I taught my lesson I did a lot of planning, but before I planned I worked with students every day in a math group. These math groups showed me what the students understood and did not understand. When I planned my lesson I talked to my cooperating teacher to see what I should go over if I wanted to help prepare them for the smaterbalance. After we talked, I decided to look up standards, and practice math tests to see what I should review for the test. After looking everything over
Melissa is able to do simple subtraction problems like 5-1 but larger numbers in subtraction is problematic for this student. I demonstrated to her two approaches to subtraction problems. First, is applying the counter and the second is by drawing pictures on a scrap paper. This allows her to see how to subtract the numbers. For example, 15-3 I drew 15 circles and I explain to her to cross out 3 circles. Then explain to her to count how many circles are left. The few homework, I assisted Melissa had word problems. I helped her by underlining keywords in the word problem and on a side piece of paper I wrote sum=total, less=subtract (-). If she sees certain keywords she will understand what type of problem she is solving. With practice, Melissa will be able to do these types of math problems quickly. She eventually started to understand the math problems with some
1. If learning is defined as a behavior, how will the behavior be measured? Answer- As the objective states, student’s behavior will be measured as they are expected to complete five addition problems with like denominators and three word problems. Students will also partake in coming up to the whiteboard and explaining to their classmates why they got the answer they did for either a word problem or an addition problem, followed by, a student slowly reading each part of the problem and having another student explain what part of the work should be done at that time.
To begin with, before studying this English module, my skills in presenting information in chart format was insufficient. In this visual literacy assignment, students were evaluated on their ability to interpret illustrations as well as various kinds of data and the presentation thereof in a meaning full way. Compared with the first assignment, I scored the highest mark for this one. However, the course material gave me the much-needed background information on creating a meaningful analysis of vast sets of data. For example, the type of data presented in a pie chart will be different from the data presented in a bar or line chart. This was incredibly beneficial information and provided me a new perspective on the creating of charts. Consequently,
Post-assessments Instructional Insights Related to WTS and Targeted Student Learning Objective(s) Prior to researching teaching strategies that are effective with EBD students, I taught equivalent ratios using formulas and mathematical processes. Students frequently confused steps or demonstrated confusion in conceptual ideas while working with ratios and needed frequent correction. My research guided me to choosing the JUMP Math curriculum. JUMP Math utilizes teacher -directed instruction and graduated instructional sequence to break lessons down into incremental steps. I realize I was not introducing material in a way that accounted for the wide variety of learning gaps my students can have when I compare the lessons I gave last year to the lessons in the JUMP Math teacher’s guide. It was difficult for students to connect what they knew with what I was introducing. I anticipate utilizing specific teacher-directed instruction lessons in the JUMP Math curriculum will help my students understand foundational concepts which were difficult to comprehend. While the curriculum has built in extensions and challenges, I will still need to monitor students for engagement and be conscious of students who are working at grade level or who grasp mathematical concepts easily. Students who feel the lesson is too easy will be prone to disengaging or refusing to participate in the lesson. Pre-assessment of skills will be essential in this area.